6 Ratings
Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyards Napa Valley

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Wine Description

"A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Arietta made to date, is the 2002 Arietta (equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc). Huge tannin is present along with monstrous extract and richness. Nevertheless, it is an elegant, pure offering displaying the same stunning character as its siblings. Notions of menthol, scorched rocks, mocha, black cherries, cassis, chocolate, and espresso are found in this terrific offering. It will be developed and forward upon release, but will last for 12-15 years. ...

Good full ruby-red. Dee p, highly complex nose combines blackberry, black cherry, violet, minerals, nuts and smoky oak. A wonderfully rich wine that offers great mouth coverage but maintains real zing...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03